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Fred Astaire - Holiday Inn (1942/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Fred Astaire - Holiday Inn (1942/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 20:40 | 548 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Dancer, actor, and singer Fred Astaire worked steadily in various entertainment media during nine decades of the 20th century. The most celebrated dancer in the history of film, with appearances in 31 movie musicals between 1933 and 1968 (and a special Academy Award in recognition of his accomplishments in them), Astaire also danced on-stage and on television (garnering two Emmy Awards in the process), and he even treated listening audiences to his accomplished tap dancing on records and on his own radio series. He appeared in another eight non-musical feature films and on numerous television programs, resulting in an Academy Award nomination and a third Emmy Award as an actor. His light tenor voice and smooth, conversational phrasing made him an ideal interpreter for the major songwriters of his era, and he introduced dozens of pop standards, many of them written expressly for him, by such composers as Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Burton Lane, Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Arthur Schwartz, Harry Warren, and Vincent Youmans.

Fred Astaire - Steppin' Out: Astaire Sings (1952/1994)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 21, 2019
Fred Astaire - Steppin' Out: Astaire Sings (1952/1994)

Fred Astaire - Steppin' Out: Astaire Sings (1952/1994)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 203.75 Mb | 01:06:11 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | Label: Verve Records - 314 523 006-2

In 1952 Fred Astaire joined Oscar Peterson and some of Verve's best sidemen to lay down jazzy, laid-back versions of songs he had made famous in his Broadway and film career. Those 38 tracks, released as The Astaire Story, have been condensed into this collection, Steppin' Out: Fred Astaire Sings. While Astaire was not blessed with great vocal chops, the best American songwriters including George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter loved him for his unerring sense of rhythm and sympathetic treatment of lyrics, qualities that are well displayed here. Tony Bennett hit the pop mainstream with his 1994 album of jazzy Astaire standards. Here's the original. – David Horiuchi
Fred Astaire - The Complete Studio Recordings (1955-1962) (2020)

Fred Astaire - The Complete Studio Recordings (1955-1962) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:18:10 | 343 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening / Label: Jasmine Records

Whilst FRED ASTAIRE'S recordings from the 1930s & 40s have been re-issued many times, his releases from the mid 50s and early 60s are often overlooked. This compilation collects together all of Fred's recordings made specifically for record releases from this period and originally released on RCA, Verve, Kapp, Choreo and Ava, including 'I Won't Dance' and 'They Can't Take that Away From Me' accompanied by Oscar Peterson and several songs written by Astaire including 'Hello Baby' and 'You Worry Me' All of his single releases in their original mixes - many previous re-issues have had reverb added - along with the full 'Now' LP from 1959 in stereo. Also included is a rare version of 'Dearly Beloved' from the Morris Stolloff album 'Soundtracks Voices and Themes from Great Movies'. The Bonus track is a rare unedited big band medley version of 'Something's Gotta Give / Sluefoot'.

Fred Astaire - Easy to Dance With / Now: Fred Astaire (2019)  Music

Posted by aasana at April 4, 2019
Fred Astaire - Easy to Dance With / Now: Fred Astaire (2019)

Fred Astaire - Easy to Dance With / Now: Fred Astaire (2019)
Pop, Easy Listening | 01:16:31 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 298 MB
Label: Sepia

Titled after "You're Easy to Dance With", an Irving Berlin song from the 1942 motion picture "Holiday Inn," this collection combines 2-LPs-on-1-CD with meticulously-remastered sound, original artwork, and new notes, quotes, and discographical information. The 27 total selections, recorded in various settings between 1952 and 1962, contain music written by Astaire (like "I'm Building Up to An Awful Letdown" with lyrics from Johnny Mercer); songs that he was famously associated with throughout his career, including "A Foggy Day", "Change Partners", and a medley of "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Puttin' On the Ritz", and "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails"; and unusual bonus tracks, such as his humorous composition and vocal Calypso Hooray.
Mel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

Mel Tormé - Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:05 minutes | 745 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mel Tormé reunites with arranger and conductor Marty Paich and his 10-piece ensemble the Dek-tette on this 1956 recordings dedicated to Fred Astaire, Tormé's favourite singer. Heavy on material from the Gershwins and Irving Berlin, these songs all appeared in Astaire's films.

Fred Astaire - The Great MGM Stars (1991)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 26, 2019
Fred Astaire - The Great MGM Stars (1991)

Fred Astaire - The Great MGM Stars (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI Records/MGM, CDP 79 5853 2 | ~ 220 or 149 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 44 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Soundtrack

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz;[1] May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. He is widely regarded as the most influential dancer in the history of film…
Fred Astaire, Mel Torme, Chet Baker, Bing Crosby & others - Swinging Gentlemen [Recorded 1951-1965] (2007)

Fred Astaire, Mel Torme, Chet Baker, Bing Crosby & others - Swinging Gentlemen [Recorded 1951-1965] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06024 9847973)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire & others - George Gershwin Songbook [Recorded 1954-1987] (2010)

Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire & others - George Gershwin Songbook [Recorded 1954-1987] (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5325320)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.
Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, Oscar Peterson & others - Cole Porter Songbook [Recorded 1957-1980] (2006)

Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, Oscar Peterson & others - Cole Porter Songbook [Recorded 1957-1980] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 367 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06024 9841790)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.

Joe Pass - Blues for Fred (1988) [Reissue 2004]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 25, 2019
Joe Pass - Blues for Fred (1988) [Reissue 2004]

Joe Pass - Blues for Fred (1988) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (PATB-2310-931-2)

Joe Pass recorded at least a dozen sets of unaccompanied guitar for the Pablo label, and although one can have a very viable jazz collection without owning all of them, none of them are throwaways. This fairly late effort finds Pass paying tribute to the magic of Fred Astaire on his "Blues for Fred" (which is played in a medley with "They All Laughed") and a variety of top standards from the 1930s. As usual, Pass interprets the music with taste, solid swing, and constant creativity within the bop tradition. His versions of "Cheek to Cheek," "Night and Day," "Lady Be Good" and "The Way You Look Tonight" in particular are quite enjoyable and make one appreciate the uniqueness of this classic guitarist.